# Catenoid

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

The surface formed by the revolution of a catenary about the -axis; it is a minimal surface. The catenoid is the form realized by a soap bubble "stretched" over two wire discs the planes of which are perpendicular to the line joining their centres (see Fig.).

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[a1] | C.C. Hsiung, "A first course in differential geometry" , Wiley (Interscience) (1981) |

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This article was adapted from an original article by BSE-3 (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article